Synopses & Reviews
This fascinating book examines every aspect of airline style, from the company liveries and interior designs of planes to advertising, haute couture, and airborne haute cuisine.
Divided into four sections covering fashion, food, interior design, and identity, Airline shows how airborne culture has changed since the 1920s.
The book spans the conservative to the outrageous, from saris to hotpants, from Hugh Hefner's private jet to the huge Airbus A380. A wide selection of retro styles are illustrated with illuminating archive material and images of ephemera. Airline uncovers the style, image, and experience of the parallel universe that exists at 30,000 feet.
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About the Author
Keith Lovegrove is a writer, designer, photographer, and filmmaker and is the author of the books Graphicswallah: Graphics in India, Pageant: The Beauty Contest, and Railway: Identity, Design and Culture, all published by Laurence King Publishing. He founded Lovegrove Associates in London and has worked for clients such as Waterstone's Booksellers, British Airports Authority, and Philippe Starck.